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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Salma Hayek

The veteran Latina actress has made waves in film and tv for decades. She recently had a starring role as one of the main characters in Marvel’s “Eternals.” With over 30 years in the business, she continues to shine. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Salma Hayek. 

She Wanted to Become a Gymnast

She actually became quite good in a few months of training. However, the boarding school schedule and the fact she’d be traveling a lot made her father say no. Her Olympic dream died before it started. 

Salma Loved Pulling Pranks In Her Youth

In fact, she got kicked out of a Catholic boarding school in New Orleans when she was 12 due to her pranks. Apparently, she’s always had a mischievous and prankster element to her. 

Her Name “Salma” Is Lebanese

Salma means safe in Arabic. Her father was a Lebanese immigrant with the name Sami. She’s actually an Arab Mexican, which is part of a group of diverse people in Mexico. 

She’s Quite the Animal Collector

She loves animals so much that she rescues them. She doesn’t discriminate because she’s had everything from dogs, parrots, cats, and alpacas. 

She Was Diagnosed With Dyslexia and ADHD When She Was Younger

Despite these challenges, she still learned English to help her with her acting career. 

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5 Interesting Things About Tom Holland

We know him for being Peter Parker/Spider-Man. However, there are some unique facts you don’t know about the guy. Here are 5 interesting things about Tom Holland. 

He Got Bullied for Learning Ballet 

He went to an all-boys school where he also played rugby. He utilized ballet training to help him with theater. However, all his classmates would tease him for getting into it. However, this helped him develop tough skin for the industry. 

He Was Sent to Carpentry School as A Backup Plan

Some time ago before he got his breakout role as Spider-Man, he hit a  snag in his acting career and his mom sent him to carpentry school. It was the family profession as his mom’s side was all into carpentry.

He Got a Tattoo of Spider-Man On His Foot

He’s such a fan of Spider-Man that he has a tattoo of the Spidey symbol on his foot.

Holland’s a Big Fan of the Iron-Man Movie

He said that no one can play Iron-Man like Robert Downey, Jr. 

Working at a Pub Was One of His Lowest Points 

After being used to film sets, he knew he hit a low when he was stuck washing pots at a pub. 

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5 Unique Facts About Will Smith

We’ve seen the rapper turned actor do some amazing things in his career that’s spanned over 30 years. He has a certain presence that makes him such a likable figure. Here are 5 unique facts about Will Smith.

He Was Nearly Bankrupt After Two Platinum Albums

He had a horrible spending habit that led him to a $2.8 million unpaid tax bill. The show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” saved him. He started to manage his money better and helped propel him to stardom. 

He’s Had a Friendship with DJ Jazzy Jeff for Nearly 4 Decades 

Will Smith wasn’t always the star of the show because Jazzy Jeff was the lead back in Will’s early rhyming days. They’ve done music, tv, and other things together. You can still see Jazzy Jeff being the godfather of Will’s children on his YouTube channel. 

He Was Nicknamed “Mr. July”

This was a nod to him having a blockbuster movie for the 4th of July weekend. Sometimes he would even drop a huge album between that time so he’d dominate Billboard and the box office at the same time. 

He Had One Year to Become a Successful Rapper 

His parents were totally against the idea of him becoming a rapper. If he didn’t get a record deal within a year, his parents told him he had to go to college. Apparently, he had a high verbal score on his SAT, so that choice wasn’t far-fetched. 

He and Jazzy Jeff Won the First Grammy for a Rap Act

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won a Grammy in 1989 for their hit single, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” However, they were not recognized on the award show. As a result, they boycotted the Grammy awards along with multiple rappers because of the lack of representation for their artform. 

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5 Interesting Facts About Robin Williams

Here’s a guy who was a comedic genius, but he could play any type of role from action, drama, and sci-fi. He was a special type of person that lit up the screen each time you saw him. Here are 5 interesting facts about Robin Williams. 

He Started Comedy in Church

After leaving Julliard, he was right back in his hometown of San Francisco. He couldn’t get a gig but saw an opportunity at a comedy workshop at the bottom of a Lutheran church. 

He Was a Trailblazer for Celebrities to Become Voiceovers 

Voiceovers were meant for a specific caliber of people. However, “Aladdin” changed it all when took on the role of “Genie.” From that 1992 role, many more big-name celebrities did voice acting from “Lion King” to “Shrek.” 

He and Billy Crystal Were Great Friends 

In fact, they used to talk on the phone for hours. They had a close friendship from 1986 up until Williams’ death in 2013. 

Williams Helped Ethan Hawke Get an Agent

Williams was apparently tough on a young Hawke in “Dead Poets Society”, but saw the potential in the kid. After Hawke went back to school, he received a phone call from Williams’ agent to possibly represent him. Apparently, he still has the same agent after 20+ years. 

Williams’ Role As “Mork” Was By Chance

Apparently, someone else was up for the role of “Mork” in “The Happy Days” episode ‘My Favorite Orkan.’ The script was pretty bad, but Williams had the comedic time and quirkiness to play the role. This one episode led to the “Mork & Mindy” spinoff from 1978-1982. 

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) was a huge movie star and sex symbol in the 1950s. She had a stylish profile, but still had a humble vibe about her that attracted many. Even with all of the things she’s known for, there are still some unique facts the common person may not know. Here are 6 unique things about Marilyn Monroe. 

She Was Under Foster Care

When her mother had a nervous breakdown, Monroe stayed with a family friend. Over the course of her life, she stayed with 11 sets of foster parents. 

Monroe Was a Smart-Arty 

The perception of her being a ditzy blonde was a far cry from her real personality. She was actually well-read (owning 400+ books). Also, she had an IQ of 168 and took literature classes at UCLA. She hated the “dumb blonde” label Hollywood put on her.

She Had a Workout Regimen

Monroe was not afraid of a bit of sweat and pumping iron. In fact, her routine consisted of lifting weights, calisthenics, stretching, jogging, and swimming. No wonder she was curvy yet still had nice muscle definition.

She Was an Advocate for Civil Rights 

Even down to social settings, she stood up for her friends of different races. One of her best friends, Ella Fitzgerald, held Monroe in high regard because she supported her singing career. Monroe was responsible for getting her a gig at the Hollywood nightclub, Mocambo. Before Monroe’s influence, they didn’t allow black performers. 

Sometimes Took her Multiple Takes to Get One Line Right

One example is her infamous line in “Some Like It Hot”, which was “It’s me. Sugar.” 47 takes for one line? Yup, the patience was real. However, no one could turn down her radiant energy. 

Lunch Was Not on Her Menu

On a typical production day, she’d eat eggs whipped with milk and a multi-vitamin. Her dinner consisted of steak/liver/lamb and some raw vegetables. She loved carrots. There was no lunch in between breakfast and dinner. 

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Adriana Lima reveals how much longer she’ll walk Victoria Secret runways

Brazilian model Adriana Lima was named Victoria Secret’s 2017 Most Valuable Angel, and after 18 years of owning the runway there’s no doubt she’s earned that title.

The 36 year old revealed that she doesn’t planning on retiring soon either. Rumors have swirled that Tuesday’s runway show will be the last for her fellow longtime  Angel Alessandra Ambrosia. But Lima says she has at least two years left on the VS runway.

“I plan to be at 20. Two more years. Maybe more, I don’t know,” the mother of two told People magazine, “It’s nature. I’m working out. I’m being healthy, so let’s see how the body is going to turn out. But I enjoy it. So let’s say 20.”

The runway show which took place at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China showcased the model at her sexiest yet in semi-sheer briefs when she first took to the catwalk with her colorful pair of wings.

Lima is the longest running model for VS and has worn it’s signature fantasy bra three times for the fashion show.

“I feel very emotional to be part of it, in a good way. After so many years and to have a chance to see Victoria’s Secret go and have their fashion show internationally, it’s really an honor for me to be part of it,” She said to People, “And every girl who is here deserves to be here. They’ve got what it takes to be an Angel. They have unbelievable personalities.”

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 p.m. on CBS.

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Farrah Abraham almost quits Teen Mom OG

Teen Mom OG participant, Farrah Abraham, opened up about almost quitting the show.

Abraham had an extremely passionate argument with her estranged mother, Debra Danielson, in the premiere episode of the WE tv reality show. On the Friday episode, Debra and Farrah, who had a similar blowout in 2010 resulting in Debra being arrested for domestic abuse after she was accused of choking Farrah, argued about their relationship. The charges were dropped and Danielson claimed that it was Abraham that had her in a headlock. Abraham, after the most recent altercation, almost walked off of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition.

“Why am I raising my voice, why I am arguing and fighting up against somebody who can’t admit to what is really happening and going in in our family history?” said Farrah in an interview with E! News. “I get really upset when I’m around liars. I detest people who lie. I can’t stand it.”

With the argument beginning in the premiere episode, it seems that they will continue to fight throughout the season.

“There is an episode where we talk about traumatic experiences, my mom and I, and we still cannot get on the same page,” said Farrah. “So sometimes between lie detector tests and traumatic experiences, there’s just a certain point in time where you’re like, somebody does not have the wherewithal to take accountability to even remember things, and you’re like, ‘Why do I even want to be around them anymore?’ The best narcissists can block things out and act like nothing ever happened to just keep going.”

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Alisyn Camerota accuses Ailes of sexual harassment

Former Fox News anchor, Alisyn Camerota accused former Fox News chief, Roger E. Ailes of sexual harassment.

Mr. Ailes was fired from Fox News in July after multiple female employees accused him of sexually harassing them. A law firm hired by 21st Century Fox took statements from at least six women. Camerota spoke out about the behavior of Mr. Ailes during an interview on the CNN program, Reliable Sources.

“Yes, Roger Ailes did sexually harass me,” said Camerota. “I remember being in Roger’s office saying I wanted more opportunities and he said: ‘Well, I would have to work with you — I would have to work with you really closely — and it may require us getting to know each other better, and that might have to happen away from here. And it might have to happen at a hotel. Do you know what I am saying?’”

Former Fox News anchor, Gretchen Carlson, was another voice that accused Ailes of adding to a culture of sexual misconduct at Fox News, the network he built into one of the most powerful in the world. Lawyer for Ailes, Susan Estrich, argued that the claims from Camerota were untrue and invalid.

“These are unsubstantiated and false allegations,” said Ms. Estrich. “Mr. Ailes never engaged in the inappropriate conversations she now claims occurred, and he vigorously denies this fictional account of her interactions with him and of Fox News’s editorial policy.”

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Bill Cosby defense rests, calls just one witness

Bill Cosby’s legal team rested its defense case Monday morning after calling just a single witness. The actor-comedian has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated sexual assault against Andrea Constand, 44, in 2004. Cosby claims the contact was consensual.

Cosby, 79, told the judge under oath that he concurred with his lawyers and would not testify in his own defense.

Defense attorneys took only six minutes before they rested their case after calling just one witness, Sergeant Richard Schaffer of the Cheltenham Township Police Department, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Cosby arrived at the Norristown, Pennsylvania, courthouse with his wife, Camille.

“Camille is standing by him and there appears to be no shift in her feelings about this,” a source told People. “They have been married for over 50 years and she loves him. Of course, it’s very painful for Camille to go through this. For both of them, it’s a nightmare every day.”

Other supporters have accompanied Cosby to court, including Sheila Frazer, 68, who co-starred with him in Neil Simon’s 1978 film ‘California Suite,’ and Keshia Knight Pullman, 38, who played the Cosby character Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s youngest daughter on ‘The Cosby Show.’

But Lili Bernard, also a former actress on the popular TV series, was seen in court supporting Constand. Bernard also has accused Cosby of sexual assault.

As many as 60 women have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, but statutes of limitations prevent them from pursuing legal action. If convicted, the actor could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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Cosby accuser consistent on cross-examination

Andrea Constand, the woman who has accused actor and comedian Bill Cosby of aggravated indecent assault some ten years ago, stuck by her story during long hours of cross-examination on Wednesday.

Constand, 44, has testified that Cosby, 79, drugged her and sexually assaulted her in 2004 at his suburban Philadelphia home. She said that the actor gave her three blue pills and then violated her with his fingers as she lay physically incapacitated.

During cross-examination, defense attorneys tried to get Constand to admit she and Cosby had a romantic relationship prior to the 2004 incident, according to a report by SF Gate. But Constand calmly denied it, explaining the many phone conversations they had later by saying she just returned Cosby’s messages about women’s basketball at Temple University, where she was director of team operations and he was a member of the board of trustees.

Constand testified that she continued a cordial relationship with Cosby after the alleged sexual assault because she believed it was important to Temple’s athletic department and was afraid of losing her job, reports the Associated Press.

Because Constand was bound by the terms of a 2006 confidential settlement agreement, Tuesday was the first time she spoke about Cosby publicly. Although as many as 60 women have accused the man once called “America’s Dad” of sexual misconduct, the statute of limitations has expired in just about every case.

Cosby could get 10 years in prison if convicted.